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The City at Night

The City at Night

Saturday 24 February
Downtown Scranton - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
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$43      
Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

Sunday 25 February
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 3 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Unleash your creativity by switching your camera from Auto to Manual mode. This is the perfect course if you want to deepen your understanding of professional photography and enhance your skills. We will delve into essential camera functions and the complex yet fascinating world of the exposure triangle: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The ultimate aim here is to infuse you with confidence to control your camera settings, fostering a more intimate bond between you and your art. Craft dazzling visuals and capture memorable moments with precision, clarity and style. Unravel the mystery of manual mode with us.
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$84       1 places left
50mm Lens Meetup

50mm Lens Meetup

Sunday 10 March
Downtown Scranton - 9:30am - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
The 50mm lens is one of the flexible and useful lenses in any photographer’s gear bag. It is neither a wide-angle or telephoto lens, but allows the camera to see on the same scale as your eye. As such, it can be used for a variety of styles, from landscape and street photography to portrait and product photography. In this meetup, we’ll review the basic camera settings. We’ll then cover some of the advantages of shooting with a prime lens, and some basic techniques to using the 50mm lens. As always, there will be ample opportunities for you to put your new knowledge into practice.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 3 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$84       3 places left
Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Flatlay Photography in a Cafe

Sunday 07 April
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
What better way to start the morning than with a cafe coffee and photography. Come and join us in taking a top down view of our world, whilst we start the journey of becoming visual story tellers through flatlay.

We will explore the increasingly popular world of flatlay photography. In this world composition is key and what we exclude is as important to our story as what is included. We will start with a simple composition and build this through adding elements, whilst exploring different briefs.

This one is all about composition composition composition.
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$43      
The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 28 April
Downtown Scranton - 7pm - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Many people don't think about nighttime being a good time to do photography since there's a lack of light. However, armed with knowledge about your camera's settings and the properties of light, nighttime photography can be a lot of fun.

In this meetup, you'll learn about the best camera settings for nighttime photography. We'll also explore the kinds of light available to us and how to use that light to make some awesome photos. As always, there are exercises that will help you put your new knowledge to work.
book now
$43      

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 19 May
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 30 June
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 3 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$84      
Winter Nature & Woodland

Winter Nature & Woodland

Saturday 02 November
Downtown Scranton - 10am - 2 Hours
Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
We will explore woodland and nature photography in this setting. There is a pool and woodlands where we will walk and try some landscape and abstract nature photography. Suitable for beginners, or anyone with an interest in nature photography!
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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Park Drive, Allentown - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Photography Group
Collin Vogt
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Drawing Class

Drawing Class

Saturday 24 February
Hamilton District - 10am - 2 Hours
Allentown Art Group
Stephen VanDuzer
Unlock your artistic potential with our Drawing Art Class! Join us for an immersive experience where you'll learn fundamental drawing techniques, explore diverse styles, and unleash your creativity. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your skills, this class promises a supportive environment and expert guidance to help you express yourself through the beauty of drawing.
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$43      
ABOUT SCRANTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Scranton.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I knew going in that this was a beginner class, even though I have been into photography for many years. I wanted to start with a baseline class, and then continue with more advanced classes, which is the reason that I signed up. For the beginner this was a very good class. The instructor was very approachable, informative, and made sure that all questions were answered, and was very patient with assisting other class members in setting up their cameras. The instructor covered all of the basic components of photography and did a really good job with the class.
    5/5
    Joe
    2024-01-07
    Mmachi was very informative and patient with me, since I did not have an updated Nikon camera. She let me use her Cannon camera, and I throughly enjoyed the class.
    5/5
    Mary Anne Abdo
    2023-09-15
    Loved it!
    5/5
    Colleen
    2023-07-12

    Had a great time and learned a lot!
    5/5
    Colleen
    2023-05-21
    Thought it was very informative!
    5/5
    Brandon
    2023-05-21
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Mmachi O. Dimoriaku
    Mmachi O. Dimoriaku (She/They) is a Nigerian-Bronxite photographer, actress, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer. They started their photography journey in high school for a simple art project involving portraits and has been hooked ever since. They earned their B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Creative Writing from Wilkes University in 2020. Outside of theatre, she enjoys reading, biking, wig making, and teaching young people the art of storytelling.

    Mmachi O. Dimoriaku is available for private bookings

    Available most Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm-8pm

    Private tutoring, weddings, events, headshots, and maternity shoots.

    PHOTOS
    Scranton Photography Group
    2024-02-11
    Title or Location: Clarks Summit, PA
    I addended the Clarks Summit Ice Festival on Saturday, 27 January. I noticed the awesome painting of a Dinosaur and the Welsh Dragon looking like they are going to have a snowball fight on the storefront window of the Welsh Tea Shoppe. Camera used was a Minolta X-370n, and the film used was Eastman Kodak Co. Vision 3 250D/5207 250 ASA 35mm film.
    Credit: Daniel Mol Jr
    Facebook: Classic Film Photography by Dan
    Instagram: Classicfilmbydan

    Scranton Photography Group
    2024-02-04
    Title or Location: Knob Noster State Park
    Several colleagues and I were on a business trip to Warrensburg Mourssi in November of 2022. We had to stay over a weekend and decided to go hiking at the nearby Knob Noster State Park. I brought my camera along on the trip, planning to go hiking seeing as we knew we would be staying over the weekend. This is one of the many photos taken during the hike.Nikon Z5 CameraNikon VR 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G LensNikon FTZ AdapterISO 64024mmf/7.11/2000 sec
    Credit: Joel Novak
    Scranton Photography Group
    2024-02-03
    Title or Location: Clarks Summit Ice Festival, Clarks Summit, PA
    I went ro attended the Clarks Summit Ice Festival on Saturday, 27 January. Despite the unseasonably warm weather, it was great event. I wanted to capture an artist making an ice sculpture. Camera uses was a Minolta X-370n, and the film used was Eastman Kodak Co. Vision 3 250D/5207 250 ASA 35mm film.
    Credit: Daniel Mol Jr.
    Facebook: Classic Film Photography by Dan
    Instagram: Classicfilmbydan

    Scranton Photography Group
    2024-01-26
    Title or Location: In my backyard off McConnell Lake in Lords Valley, PA
    A fog warning had been issued for the morning of January 25, 2024 so I headed down to the lake shore hoping that the fog would lift and the sun would break through and that I could get some good shots. Well, the fog did begin to lift, but the lighting conditions that I was hoping for never quite materialized so I gave up on the lake shots. However, on the trek back through the woods, the bright sky shinning through the dripping wet trees really brought out the colors of leaves that were still
    Credit: Claire Shickora
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clshickora/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clshickora/

    Scranton Photography Group
    2023-12-31
    Title or Location: My back yard at home
    The idea of this picture was to do something creative with the white balance setting in camera, it was also a homework for my classes, I made the scene with the rose an the other dead flowers to express a contextual contrast between life and death. I settled up the white balance in camera customized with a wrong information (3000 k) so everything look blue, and illuminated the rose with a warm light (2700 k) to highlight it.
    Credit: Bruno
    Facebook: Bruno Richardson
    Instagram: @lobo_richardson
    Scranton Photography Group
    2023-12-22
    Title or Location: South Abington comunity park, Clark summit
    I?m a photography student on line ( with Social Arte) and my homework for that week was to do a photo that look moved intentionally to get that effect on camera, I?m a rookie just having fun with photography everything was done in camera and a little beat edited in Light Room, I still don?t play with photo-shop, I went to park by 8:00 am, so the light was perfect in that moment.
    Credit: Bruno Richardson
    Facebook: Bruno Richardson
    Instagram: @lobo_richardson

    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger
    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Horseshow Bend in Page, AZ
    I had shot the sunrise at Horseshoe Bend the same morning and was hoping for a blazing sunset at this location after talking to the other photographers present at sunrise. Even with some clouds, we were not so fortunate and when the sunlight was casting on the water I switched to black and white mentality and was able to capture this photo. You can just see the setting sun in the upper right corner for the photo.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch

    Peterborough Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Nene Valley Railway - Wansford
    I was on a leisurely family walk going towards Nene Valley Railway in Wansford when serendipity struck, and I found myself in the perfect spot to capture a captivating moment. The sight of a steam train preparing to depart from the station sparked a rush of excitement and nostalgia. The timeless allure of steam trains and the bustling atmosphere of the railway added a touch of history and charm to my photography experience.
    Credit: Darnell
    Instagram: Viewfinderd
    Wichita Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Halstead Kansas, outside my house
    It was a cloudy day and my cat was up in the tree. he had always had very deep blue, but with all the defused light from the clouds and the contrast from the tree bark, It sent me running for my camera.I shot it on a Nikon D5600, with a 70 - 200mm lens, on January 25, 2024.I shot it raw while in manual mode, the aperture was 4.1, the iso 100, and the shutter speed was 1 over 700.
    Credit: Matthew Rowe
    Swansea Photography Group
    2024-02-19
    Title or Location: Three Cliffs Bay, The Gower, Swansea
    This one took a bit of planning to catch the Milky Way in the place I wanted, the Weather, Moon, and Milky Way core all had to be right and as you might guess it took a few seasons for it to come together, every time it was a walk in the dark over the sand dunes from Pennard to get to the right spot on the cliff edge, I'm a little picky when it comes to star trails and although there are certain formulas for shutter speed to "visibly" limit star trails I'd rather have none, so I dragged my Star
    Credit: Terry Brooks

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